Xcel Energy says that about 23,000 people were without power in the Twin Cities metro area after severe thunderstorms rolled through Thursday morning.
Another night of stormy weather is forecast for Minnesota, following high winds and heavy rains that uprooted trees and knocked out power across a large part of the state early Friday. The NWS has issued a tornado watch for roughly the southwest quarter of the state.
Severe thunderstorms packing damaging winds have been popping up in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
It was a nice tiny break of sunshine in between thunderstorms but it appears the clouds are moving in once again.
Xcel Energy crews from Minnesota and Wisconsin are lending a hand in Ohio where about 445,000 customers are without power because of weekend storms.
After a steamy Sunday, strong winds and heavy rain rolled through Minnesota at around dinner time.